Detroit Tigers Greatest All-Star Game Memories

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1982 – Parrish Guns ‘Em Down

The National League may have won the game 4-1 but Tigers catcher Lance Parrish didn’t make things easy for them.

Parrish entered the game in the fifth inning, replacing Carlton Fisk at catcher and was immediately tested by Steve Sax, who was pinch-running for Manny Trillo. Parrish gunned him down easily.

In the seventh another pinch-runner, Ozzie Smith, became his second victim and in the eighth Al Oliver became the third. Only Tony Pena was successful in his steal attempt against Parrish.

The three runners thrown out is still a record for an All-Star Game catcher.

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